Ein kurtzer und gründlicher Bericht, Rath und Hülff, wider die pestilentischen Kranckheit...
by SPREMBERGER, Johann [Agricola der].
20 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, many lower edges uncut. Breslau: C. Scharffenberg, 1555. First edition and very rare; WorldCat lists only the NLM copy outside of Germany (and it is rare inside Germany). Spremberger (1511-77), took his degree at Wittenberg and served as personal physician to the provincial governor in Spremberg. Breslau suffered frequently from plagues in the 16th century. Spremberger provides a history of the various plagues and describes the most recent plague of 1553 in great detail. He makes a number of recommendations on how to isolate and suppress the disease. He describes a preventative diet, and provides a number of pharmaceutical recipes. Lightly browned but a fine copy with many lower edges uncut. ❧ Durling 4252. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5367)
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